West Shore Pond, West Haven
West Shore Pond, West Haven
West Shore Pond, West Haven

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   West Shore Pond is a small, 0.75 acre waterbody located in West Haven, CT. It is relatively shallow with a maximum depth of 2.1m. Our 2017 CAES IAPP aquatic plant survey found five plant species in the pond. Potamogeton foliosus (leafy pondweed) was the dominant plant, found everywhere except the very center portion of the pond. Free floating Lemna minor (common duckweed) was found along almost the entirety of the shoreline. Sagittaria species (arrowhead) was found in the northwestern corner of the pond. Two wetland species were found along the northern shore of the lake, Phragmites australis (common reed) and Typha species; P. australis is invasive in Connecticut.

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Species recorded in our 2017 survey of West Shore Pond. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)
Lemna minor
Phragmites australis
Typha species

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